Closer Union

Der Spiegel on two women and Europe: '"Merkel must now finish baking the half-baked biscuits," says Mario Monti, who was Italian prime minister during the 2011 euro crisis. He says he has no doubt that she will succeed. "Germany has just shown, with excellent authority, that it has a great leadership strength." He says the way Berlin is providing Europe with its own financial resources is "unique."

Der Spiegel on two women and Europe: '"Merkel must now finish baking the half-baked biscuits," says Mario Monti, who was Italian prime minister during the 2011 euro crisis. He says he has no doubt that she will succeed. "Germany has just shown, with excellent authority, that it has a great leadership strength." He says the way Berlin is providing Europe with its own financial resources is "unique."